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Serious accident after overtaking

At noon on saturday around 12.00 a.M. A 23-year-old man from the district of tirschenreuth was driving a BMW on the B 22 from kemnath in the direction of bayreuth. In a long right-hand bend shortly after lettenhof, the young man overtook several vehicles in front of him in rain and wet road conditions. He obviously underestimated the space he needed for his overtaking maneuver.

During an overtaking maneuver, traffic became so tight that a 27-year-old driver of a ford fiesta had to brake hard on the oncoming lane to avoid a collision. A 21-year-old driver from the district of neustadt/waldnaab was unable to brake his opel astra in time and collided with the ford fiesta.

School

Rough gift for two elementary schools

The youth welfare committee of the district of kronach met again at short notice before the christmas holidays to discuss youth social work at the elementary schools of pressig and stockheim. The committee supports the creation of one position each, initially for a limited period of time.

This is intended to compensate for the pandemic-related stresses in the area of social learning and skills development. At the same time, a possible long-term need is to be determined.

Music

My book, your book, our book

My book, your book, our book

Michael busch animox is still missing. "Animox would be really cool, if this would stand in this closet someday!" leon looks in the closet, goes through book after book, but the story about people who can turn into powerful animals is not in the closet today. "He is a real "bookworm, says sebastian ort, father of the nine year old. And the two younger siblings, nico and anna, are also developing in the direction of children who love to read, with anna specifically reaching for the rainbow fish.

However, with the start of the exit restrictions due to the coronavirus, a problem arose. The books at home were already read, the bookstores closed and the reading material ran out. "It was born out of necessity, so to speak", explains the father with a view of the colorfully painted cupboard. An idea born out of necessity, but one that works, as he sums up after a good week. "I still had an old cupboard at home. We first painted it together."

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Surprise: buchner running in neustadt

Surprise: buchner running in neustadt

At a members’ meeting of the odp neustadt, the members unanimously decided, after in-depth discussion, to run their own candidate in the election for mayor on 27 june. January to go in neustadt bei coburg. In the subsequent election of the candidate for mayor, thomas buchner was able to unite all the votes of the eligible voters present. Buchner has been a city councilor in neustadt since 2008 and was a co-founder of the coburg odp district association in the 1990s.
"We are not convinced by the candidates put forward so far by the other parties or by their priorities in the election campaign. The neustadt odp will therefore be canvassing for votes with its own candidate", explained district chairman christoph raabs.
In his introductory speech, buchner addressed a number of issues with which he wanted to set himself apart from the candidates of the other parties and groupings. He spoke out unequivocally in favor of preserving the coburger strabe rail overpass: "I think it would be wrong to close the road at this point!" buchner also advocated the connection of all parts of the town to the "fast internet" via broadband cable and a concept for the renovation of "energy-wasting buildings the city of neustadt strong. It is also important to include the relevant buildings in the suburbs. Buchner: "a concept for the city center can only be a first step in the right direction".
With four candidates, buchner believes it is likely that the future mayor will only be determined in a runoff election. Participation in the runoff election will therefore be the first major goal for all challengers of the incumbent frank rebhan. "We as the neustadt odp are counting on thomas buchner’s political experience to make this happen.", said district chairman raabs in his closing remarks to the meeting. Buchner’s motto "vision and experience is not just an advertising slogan, but is backed up by his years of social and political work.

Leaders

Bundesbank concerned about developments in greece

Bundesbank concerned about developments in greece

Before the new elections in hellas, there is a danger that the agreed reform and consolidation measures will not be implemented – but these are a prerequisite for extensive aid: "this puts the continuation of the aid at risk. Greece had to bear the consequences."

Growing concerns about greece’s future in the euro zone sent the german stock market plummeting on wednesday. A large part of the recent recovery has already fizzled out again. The euro exchange rate fell to its lowest level since august 2010.

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Bamf: only 50,000 pending cases by the end of the year

Bamf: only 50,000 pending cases by the end of the year

By the end of the year, the federal office for migration and refugees (BAMF) wants to have reduced the number of pending asylum cases to around 50,000. This is what BAMF president jutta cordt told the german press agency in nurnberg.

This number is a "normal turnover" for the authorities, because "we will never be at zero". Time and again, passports or other documents are missing from cases, which delays processing.

Health

Odp nominates manuela forster

Odp nominates manuela forster

At the constituency meeting for constituency 405 forchheim in the "stadtlockal" in forchheim, manuela forster was unanimously elected as direct candidate of the odp (okologisch-demokratische partei) for the 2018 state elections. The 44-year-old was born in forchheim and grew up in kersbach and currently lives in nurnberg. She has already been active for the odp in nurnberg as district chairwoman and as a member of the bavarian state executive committee.
Simon wilhelm from pretzfeld elected as list candidate. The 31-year-old is chairman of the upper frankonia odp district executive committee.
District chairman thomas muller (burgkunstadt), who chaired the meeting, sees good chances for the odp in the state elections. According to surveys, the population wants a "black-green" government in the government. "It is better to vote for the original. The odp represents christian-social values and integrates them into a political concept that makes it possible for all people to live a life worth living on this earth in the future as well", muller emphasized. The odp has the better "bayern plan. To combat climate warming, energy supply must be switched to 100 percent renewables as soon as possible. Coal burning must be phased out by 2022 at the latest. Public transportation must become – if not free of charge – then at least significantly more favorable than individual transportation and significantly more attractive.
Manuela forster expressed in her presentation that, as a manager in medical technology with 25 years of professional experience, the health sector is particularly close to her heart. "Protecting patients from infections with multi-resistant germs and eliminating the existing shortage of specialists require significantly more investment." and this also includes finally getting away from the unethical keeping of mass animals. Forster also supports the petition for a referendum "stem the tide of concrete to limit the consumption of land. She considers the four-lane expansion of highway 470 through the meadow valley a complete failure. With horror she observes how the area has changed negatively on her drive from Nurnberg to Kersbach.

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Trend researcher: snacks replace traditional meals

Trend researcher: snacks replace traditional meals

The taste of the big wide world, but at the same time regionality – in a multicultural metropolis like frankfurt this is no problem.

In the "food report 2020," which trend researcher hanni rutzler presented in frankfurt on monday, this also has a name: glocal, i.E. Global and local at the same time. On the one hand, consumers are often experienced travelers, on the other hand, they attach importance to environmental and climate protection. Food packaging is also a food trend for rutzler. "Even if we can’t completely do without it for the time being, we need a lot of new answers," says the austrian.

Finance

The electricity is gone – christmas campaign helps

"What will happen next year is insane. The situation is already extremely tense, and it will get worse next year."What gabriele morath, social counselor at caritas, is aiming at is the announced increase in energy prices in general and electricity prices in particular: "there has been a frighteningly large need for advice and help." in the last time alone, six families with children were with her, where the power cut actually took place. And she knows of many cases in which a threat is issued. "It wasn't this massive last year."

Electricity supplier shuts itself off
Of course gabriele morath cannot pay the electricity bills of all these families and individuals. She can help people to find realistic payment models with the electricity suppliers. "One can still talk to the public utilities. But E.ON won't let anyone get close to them. There one lands always only in call centers with always different coworkers. And e-mails and faxes are left lying around." as a result, it happened several times that the electricity was cut off at families' homes, even though gabriele morath had sent the company an assurance of payment. "These are very difficult circumstances for the affected people." they can't just move into the hotel during the time without electricity.

School

Youth work has changed

Youth work has changed

Have young people become more difficult? This question from oldburg mayor werner wolf () to youth worker christian schonfelder about his balance sheet after 15 years of youth work in grafenberg was not easy to answer. Youth work has changed. In any case, the young people accepted the newly renovated rooms well. However, the change of generations is noticeable. Young people who were still involved in the redesign are now out of their shoes, the fifth graders are standing in front of the tower.

Bowling, a trip to the ice center and, of course, educational work on violence, drugs and extremism in any form are among his tasks, according to schonfelder. In the area of prevention, there is close cooperation with social worker yvonne amtmann from the grafenberg middle school. Christian schonfelder would also like to see more volunteers.